During his more than 20 years as a software engineer, Wright has worked in the telecommunications industry on high availability and distributed systems, and in the Linux industry on security, virtualization, and networking. He has been a Linux developer for more than 15 years, most of that time spent working deep in the Linux kernel. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next generation IT systems.
Alan Clark, a member of the SUSE CTO Office, is an experienced industry, corporate leader, open source advocate and strategy adviser for new industry initiatives and open source. He helps foster the creation, growth, awareness and adoption of open source and open standards as an industry leader, contributor, speaker and sponsor, Alan currently serves in several key industry positions.
In February 2016, the XBMC Foundation reiterated its stance on third-party Kodi products meant for the streaming of unlicensed content; Betzen explained that the reputation of the Kodi project had been hurt by its association with third-party products whose sellers \"make a quick buck modifying Kodi, installing broken piracy add-ons, advertising that Kodi lets you watch free movies and TV, and then vanishing when the user buys the box and finds out that the add-on they were sold on was a crummy, constantly breaking mess.\" Betzen warned that although it is open source software, the name \"Kodi\" and its logos are registered trademarks of the XBMC Foundation, and that the foundation intended to strictly enforce its trademark rights to prevent their unauthorized use, especially in association with information and devices meant to enable access to unlicensed content. 1e1e36bf2d